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Daryl and Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
New Indicator Species? on 06/26/2012 09:48:47 MDT Print View

"The spotted owl is considered an indicator species -- a gauge of the health of the ecosystem that provides its habitat."

I notice that backpackers choose tents with more mosquito netting than they did 40 years ago. Is this a sign of global warming? Are backpackers a new indicator species?

Spotted Daryl

Steven Hanlon
(asciibaron) - F

Locale: Mid Atlantic
netting? on 06/26/2012 14:04:46 MDT Print View

my first tent 30 years ago was a Eureka A frame it had a mesh door and a mesh rear window. that sucker was hot all year round. my current tent is mostly netting - not because i want to keep the bugs off me, i'd rather not sweat to death when it's 40F ;)

maybe i'm an indicator of a reduced threshold for hot tents.

Edited by asciibaron on 06/26/2012 14:05:29 MDT.

Kathy A Handyside
(earlymusicus) - M

Locale: Southeastern Michigan
Re: Netting? on 06/27/2012 23:26:57 MDT Print View

Steven - Ah yes, the good ol' Eureka Timberline, right? A classic. I have fond memories of a lot of camping trips with that tent. It stood up to some wicked thunderstorms, too. Really, not a bad tent for car camping.

Kathy Handyside